MORNING ROUTINE

The Miracle Morning Routine of Successful Entrepreneurs

Growing a business comes with a lot of to-do’s, there’s no two ways around it. And sometimes it’s all too easy to push your own personal development to the bottom of your list when you’re extra busy. But it’s when you’re growing your business that I think personal development work is the most important.
So how can you possibly fit this into your day when you already have a to-do list the length of your arm and your head is already feeling a little bit too full?

Cue your Miracle Morning routine.

I’m a HUGE fan of a morning routine. In fact I wax lyrical about the Miracle Morning book by Hal Elrod {if you’ve not read it you should!}. I think starting your day with intention is one of the best things you can do for your business especially as you grow and it’s my secret trick for getting more hours in the day.
And I’m not alone. I recently read the big Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris and I was amazed by how many incredible entrepreneurs, executives and people attribute their success to their morning routine. Oprah, Tony Robbins, Marie Forleo, Richard Branson… they are all in on it. And if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me!
There are a huge variation of morning routines and it’s important to find one that works for you. Nevertheless, you do need to make an effort to try things out until you find something that fits.
My morning routine and the one I recommend goes like this…

Silence/guided meditation 

 

I listen to various different guided meditations every morning for 10 minutes depending on how I am feeling. Even though I would now consider myself to have a highly developed wealth conscious mindset as this is something I have worked on for some time, I do still listen to wealth consciousness and abundance meditations regularly.

Writing 

 

This is the part of my morning routine that takes up the most amount of time because I have found that it brings me the most joy. I start by keeping a diary of everything that is going on in my life and my business at the moment and I free write (I don’t think I just write whatever comes out) for about 5 minutes. I then write out 20 affirmations, things like “Every day in every way, I am stepping up more and more as the CEO I know I am.” and “I will achieve everything I need to achieve today.” Bear with me, I know this can seem a bit strange at first but by affirming what I am and writing it out every day, raises my confidence in line with where I want to be. I also write down what I am grateful for and what my goals are, along with ONE thing I can do that day to work towards that goal.

Affirmations 

 

I then say all of my affirmations out loud and really feel the emotion in my words. I close my eyes and feel the excitement inside my chest as I say each affirmation with conviction. I often also imagine myself standing on top of a mountain and projecting my affirmation out into the world.

Visualisation 

 

Next I visualise all of the things on my vision boards. I have two vision boardson my desk, one for the year ahead which I make in December and one of long-term goals which has my dream house on etc.

Reading 

 

This is another part of my morning routine which I usually end up spending a lot of time on! I’m a total bookworm and I can’t get enough of reading books and tend to read 2-3 per week. As a result I am reading 3-4 chapters a day which means this part of my routine is often extended.

Exercise

 

Finally I exercise. Unless I have a class booked at the gym first thing in the morning, this is the shortest part of my routine. I’ll do something simple like jumping jacks, squats or a plank challenge just to get my heart-rate up and blood pumping before I start my day.
This routine is all about waking up early and making time for personal development which is often something that gets pushed to the bottom of the priority list as other things, and often other people’s agendas, muscle in on your day. It’s designed so that you start the day with intention and set yourself up to achieve great things. My own routine is slightly longer than 1 hour and I intentionally get up even earlier to fit it all in because I love doing it. If you really can’t manage 1 hour then break it down to begin with and start with a quick 10 minute routine and try out different combinations of the above until you find what works for you. 

Challenge

Now I have a challenge for you – to commit to the Miracle Morning routine for the next 30 days and I promise you it will change your life and your business. If you would like to read the book itself, I would highly recommend it by Hal Elrod it is linked here.
Remember – don’t get too caught up in stressing out over finding a whole extra hour in the morning – it can be as easy as getting up 10 minutes early and doing each of the above for 2 minutes. Start small and build on from there. I now love my morning routine so much I couldn’t imagine not doing it. I also know that it is OK to cut yourself some slack and not commit to it every day too. No one is perfect and a morning routine is about setting yourself up for success not stress!
I’d love to know how you get on and to keep you accountable. If you’ve not joined already you can join my private Facebook community here > and let me know!
1 Comment
  • Maya Chukkas
    August 31, 2017 at 8:27 am

    i absolutely love how you simplified and took out the stress from the Miracle Morning routine, Helena. your essentials list makes me excited to finally take it on.

    Thank You

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